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1000-calorie Diet Menu for 7 Days

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Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by a nutritionist or a dietitian on the subject.

As you may already know, there are tons of diet plans out there claiming to help you lose weight fast. Whether this claim is to shed pounds in a week or a month's time, more and more people are looking forward to incorporating them in their life. When countless advertisements on television, in magazines, and on websites claim that you can lose a considerable amount weight in a small amount of time, why wouldn't anyone be tempted?

What is this Diet All About

The 1000-calorie diet is designed to aid weight loss. Anyone who's looking to shed some pounds can include this low calorie diet and reap its benefits. So what does this diet do? Well, as the name suggests, you eat those foods that sum up to 1000 calories a day. For the next 7 days, you will prepare meals that are 1000 calories total and not divert from this system.

Now what some people misunderstand about this diet is that they keep continuing it for an extended time. Truthfully, you're not supposed to go on a diet for a very long time. It inversely lowers your metabolism rate and will instead make you gain weight. Club this low-calorie diet along with minimal exercise, adequate fluids and water, and enough rest. Now since the total amount of calories is very low, there may be chances that you might feel dehydrated, exhausted, or even tired. So if you are following this diet and aren't feeling up to the mark, then discontinue it and visit your doctor immediately. Having said that, if your doctor has given you 'two thumbs up' for the program, you can follow the diet provided below.

1000 Calories a Day Menu

The following diet plan has been designed to help you lose weight. As you will see, this menu doesn't include any aerated drinks, fast food, or other calorie-filled foods. So when you eliminate these unhealthy foods from your lifestyle, you actually give yourself a chance to reshape your body, mind, and soul.

Monday

Breakfast
• ½ grapefruit• 1 cup dry unsweetened cereal• ¾ cup low fat milk• Total Calories - 250

Lunch
• 4½ oz. steamed rice• Stir-fried beef w/celery• Cucumber salad• Total Calories - 370

Dinner
• Sliced tomato• 1 cup steamed broccoli• ½ cup rice in chicken bouillon• Total Calories - 210

Snacks
• ½ cup pretzels• 1 medium apple• Total Calories - 170
Tuesday

Breakfast
• 1 plain mini bagel• 1 cup orange juice• Total Calories - 180

Lunch
• 1 slice 100% whole-wheat bread• 6 slices honey ham• 1 slice reduced-fat Mozzarella cheese• 1 tomato• Total Calories - 290

Dinner
• 1 bowl of soup• 1 small tossed salad• 4 saltine crackers• 2 tbsp. vinegar dressing• Total Calories - 350

Snacks
• Bowl of popcorn• Total Calories - 140
Wednesday

Breakfast
• 1 cup Cheerios• 1 cup fat-free milk• 1 boiled egg• Total Calories - 276

Lunch
• 1 bowl steamed rice• Stewed pork spareribs w/cabbage• Total Calories - 310

Dinner
• 2 slices brown breads• Stir-fried black mushroom w/cole• 5 g olive oil• Total Calories - 200

Snacks
• ½ cup pretzels• 1 medium apple• Total Calories - 170
Thursday

Breakfast
• Breakfast cereal w/skimmed milk• Fruit juice unsweetened• Total Calories - 260

Lunch
• 2 tbsp. sour cream• 2 tbsp. salsa• 1 medium baked potato• 1 cup sliced melon• Total Calories - 300

Dinner
• Corn porridge• Black fungus & bamboo shoots salad• Total Calories - 230

Snacks
• Protein Shake• Total Calories - 180
Friday

Breakfast
• 1 whole-wheat English muffin• 1 hard-boiled egg• ½ cup of fruit• 2 pats low-fat butter• 8 oz. fruit juice• Total Calories - 290

Lunch
• 1 bowl steamed rice• Stewed beef w/radish• Spinach salad• Total Calories - 319

Dinner
• Pasta w/stir fried tomato & egg• Total Calories - 302

Snacks
• ½ cup pretzels• Total Calories - 100
Saturday

Breakfast
• 8 oz. 2% milk• 1 cup of cereal• 1 banana• 1 coffee or tea• Total Calories - 300

Lunch
• 1 bowl steamed rice• Stir-fried fish w/clover blossom• Total Calories - 311

Dinner
• 2 oz cooked chicken, chopped• 2 cups shredded lettuce• 1 sliced red onion• 1 tbsp. low-fat dressing• ½ avocado• ½ cup red pepper• Total Calories - 390

Snacks
• 1 cup steamed broccoli• Total Calories - 50
Sunday

Breakfast
• 2 whole-wheat pancakes• 2 tbsp. light syrup• 4 oz. orange juice• Total Calories - 300

Lunch
• 6 oz. cooked chicken• 2 tbsp. barbecue sauce• 1 cup of mixed vegetables• 1 small tossed salad• ½ cup brown rice• Total Calories - 350

Dinner
• Rice w/fresh lotus leaf porridge• Stir-fried mushroom w/carrot• Total Calories - 230

Snacks
• Bowl of unsalted nuts• Total Calories - 140
Even though the menu may seem simple and tempting, we advise you to consult your doctor before starting the program. There are many people, in hopes of losing weight, forget that taking proper care of their health is more important than looking thin. As we all have recommended calorie intake, disturbing this balance may not give positive results for some people. Which is why, the doctor's approval is essential.
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